Thou shalt not insult Islam.
Bizarrely, terrifyingly, this has become the creed of 21st-century Britain.
the Saatchi Gallery’s decision to cover up two paintings after Muslim visitors complained they were offensive.
In a blow to the ideal of artistic freedom, the supposedly edgy gallery in west London draped grey sheets over two new paintings that infuse verses from the shahada, one of the five pillars of Islam, with images of naked women and the US flag.
The Saatchi is behaving like Saudi Arabia, hiding from public view artworks that blaspheme against Islam. Perhaps the artist responsible will now get 50 lashes for effrontery to the religion of peace.
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